Afghan presidential candidate wants vote count halt

June 18, 2014 1:32 PM

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Afghan presidential candidate wants vote count halt

Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, June 15, 2014. The two candidates, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, have both vowed to improve ties with the West. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan – Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah suspended relations with Afghanistan's election commission and called on it to halt vote counting Wednesday in an escalation of fraud allegations threatening to disrupt what was supposed to be the country's first peaceful transfer of aut...

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